Yet again Jonathan Scwartz continues his policy of openly and very clearly describing Sun’s strategy for all to see. I have never seen the like of it before, although I can only commend him for it. As always I strongly recommend that you read his blog regularly, but here are a few snipits from his latest post which I liked:
On his positioning of the role of Linux today:
But let’s be clear. Do I expect an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs to pick up the Java Desktop System? No. No way. He’s not our target demographic, not a route to make 120 million into 1.2 billion. A call center in Bangalore, a factory in Tennessee, a generation of kids that care more about ringtones than Win32 legacy? Dedicated internet terminals in shopping malls, touch screens in phone booths, the world’s academic environments? There’s a market calling.
Which I found interesting because many of these applications are best served by embedded or thin client approaches rather than a full Linux distro.
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